adminicular /ad'meuh nik"yeuh leuhr/, adminiculary /ad'meuh nik"yeuh ler'ee/, adj.
/ad min"i keuhl/, n.
an aid; auxiliary.
[1550-60; < L adminiculum prop, support (ad- AD- + -min- prob. to be identified with the base of eminere to stick out, protrude (see EMINENT) + -i- -I- + -culum -CLE2)]

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  • adminicle — noun a) an aid. b) an auxiliary …   Wiktionary

  • adminicle — ad|mi|ni|cle Mot Pla Nom masculí …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • adminicle — ad·min·i·cle …   English syllables

  • adminicle —   n. Law, aid; support; corroboration; Numismatics, ornament round figure on coin.    ♦ adminicular, a. adminiculate, v.t. corroborate …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • adminicle — /aedminakal/ Used as an English word in the statute of 1 Edw. IV, c. 1, in the sense of aid, or support. In civil law, imperfect proof. See adminiculum …   Black's law dictionary

  • adminicle — Confirmatory evidence; corroboration …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • adminicle — n. 1 a thing that helps. 2 (in Scottish law) collateral evidence of the contents of a missing document. Derivatives: adminicular adj. Etymology: L adminiculum prop …   Useful english dictionary

  • auxiliary — adj 1. subsidiary, additional, supplementary, reserve, extra; accessory, ancillary, secondary, subordinate, subservient; helping, assisting, adjuvant, aiding, abetting; supportive, helpful, assistive, cooperative. n 2. helper, aide, assistant,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • adminiculum — /asdmanikyabm/ An adminicle; a prop or support; an accessory thing. An aid or support to something else, whether a right or the evidence of one. It is principally used to designate evidence adduced in aid or support of other evidence, which… …   Black's law dictionary

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